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The All Saints Flood of 1570

2 November 2012

 Drawing: Hans Moser, Scheldt Flood, 1570(wiki)As we look at the images of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast USA his week, here's a reminder of a devastating 16thC...

How Greece lost her Marbles

23 March 2011

photo: a decent view of the Parthenon without too much scaffolding (copyright the author)On a recent trip to Athens, the cultural hot potato that is the Elgin Marbles was very much...

West Wycombe Park

1 December 2010

An autumn view of West Wycombe Park, an early 18th century English Palladian mansion in the Chiltern Hills, north-west of London. The house was built by Sir Francis Dashwood, sometime...

Lost Rivers of London: What Lies Beneath

29 September 2010

The prolific Diamond Geezer blog is running a series on The Lost Rivers of London.And I thought Stamford Brook was mainly a bus garage....The Londonist has also run interesting posts...